Hill’s Pet Nutrition recalls dry dog food after possible Salmonella contamination

Photo: FDA
Photo: FDA

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling 62 bags of Science Diet Adult Small & Toy Breed dry dog food as they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The suspect product, part of a single production run, was distributed to 17 veterinary clinic and pet store customers in California, Hawaii and Nevada between April 24 and May 13, 2014.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

The recall is limited to 62 15.5 lb. bags of Science Diet Adult Small & Toy Breed dry dog food with the Stock-Keeping Unit (SKU) code “9097,” Best before date “08 2015″ and production code “M094.”

The SKU number is located on the bottom of the bag, both side panels and on the back lower right hand corner below the UPC code, while the “Best before” date and production code is stamped on the top, middle of each bag.

Consumers who may have purchased any of these bags should discontinue use of the product and call Hill’s Pet Nutrition at 1-800-445-5777, Mondays-Fridays during the hours of 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (CT). Hill’s will arrange to collect the unused portion of the product at its own expense at a time convenient for the consumer and will provide a full refund.

This product was accidentally released, as revealed during a routine inventory reconciliation.

All 17 affected customers have been contacted by Hill’s and there have been no reported illnesses related to this product to date.

For more information, view the full recall notice here.

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